There is a Buddhist proverb that says: “In life, we cannot always control the first arrow. However, the second arrow is our reaction to the first. And with this second arrow comes the possibility of choice.” This is an invitation to explore an original wound by carefully removing the swords (or arrows) of your wish for something to be different. Thinking you shouldn’t feel something causes you the most suffering. There is beauty and healing in holding your hand gently on that wound of grief.
Arrow: weapon, direction